THE BEST TIMES OF DAY TO CAPTURE GREAT LANDSCAPE SHOTS

    Friday, 8th December 2017

    Perhaps you’ve headed out to an incredible location, only to be disappointed by pictures that don’t do your scenery full justice. There are lots of things you can do to improve your photography, from investing in better lenses to improving your post-production chops. But when it comes to landscape photography, perhaps the best move you can make is paying more attention to the times of day you’re actually shooting.

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    FOUR ESSENTIAL SKILLS PHOTOJOURNALISTS NEED TO TELL A GREAT STORY

    Wednesday, 6th December 2017

    This week we’re delving into the research and prep that’s vital for every brilliant photo story. With photojournalism month in full swing, allow us to assume for a second that you’re reasonably on top of how your camera works. Getting a well composed, sharp frame is no problem for you, and you’ve made good progress when it comes to processing and exporting your finished images. Problem is, that’s not all photojournalism is about.

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    GOING UNDERGROUND IN ALDWYCH STATION

    Tuesday, 31st October 2017

    40 intrepid photographers spent the afternoon exploring the booking hall, tunnels and disused platforms of the decommissioned Aldwych Tube Station. The location provided the backdrop for two differing photo shoots directed by Olympus Ambassadors Gavin Hoey and Marcus Clackson. Splitting into two groups, half the party travelled back in time to photograph a vintage set up with model Beth and a 50’s themed set-up led by Marcus in the station booking hall.

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    BEST KIT FOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

    Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

    As the seasons change, so do the themes for the photo-mad folk at OLYMPUS Towers. With fashion month nearly at an end, the team begins to transition, smoothly and beautifully, to portrait photography.

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    GETTING TO GRIPS WITH INSTAGRAM: A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE

    Thursday, 29th June 2017

    So you’ve got your own OLYMPUS camera, and you’ve happily been taking photos for a while – and you’re starting to feel as though you’d like to share them with the world… Well, Instagram is the perfect place to get started. If you’re into a certain genre or subject, there’s nothing like nosing around other people’s images to get a little inspiration. And who knows? You might even make a friend or two along the way.

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    GIFFORDS CIRCUS – A CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH THE OM-D E-M1 Mark II

    Wednesday, 21st June 2017

    With temperatures peaking at over 30˚C this was always going to be a hot ticket – so it was a fortunate 60 photographers who joined our OLYMPUS experts and Ambassadors for a day of E-M1 Mark II inspired fun at Oxford University Parks with the fabulous Giffords Circus.

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    WHAT ARE THE BEST LENSES FOR MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY?

    Friday, 9th June 2017

    Gig photography is a difficult one to pack for: a super-long lens for tight portraits of the lead singer? An ultra-fast wide-angle to capture the excitement of the crowd? A one-size-fits-all walkabout lens? Join us on a rummage through the OLYMPUS kit cupboard and prepare to update your Christmas list – these are the lenses that every music photographer should have on their shortlist.

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    HOW TO TAKE PORTRAITS AT FESTIVALS

    Friday, 2nd June 2017

    Treat a music festival like a zoo-meets-street-photography challenge. Photographing portraits will tell a much fuller story about the vibe of wherever you are – and festivals tend to draw an outgoing, diverse-looking crowd doing something they love, making photography a snap. As long as you take a little direction from us, of course…

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    RULE OF THIRDS – MYTH OR TRUTH? PART TWO

    Wednesday, 21st December 2016

    When it comes to learning the photographic ropes, one thing most beginners confess to having problems with is composition. After all, your subject might be perfectly obvious, but with each frame a blank slate, placing your subject in an aesthetically-pleasing way can be a major head-scratcher.

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    PORTRAITS & PEOPLE

    Thursday, 15th December 2016

    For amateur photographers, pictures of people are often the hardest to come by. Without a commissioning picture editor breathing down your neck for good portraits, the motivation to stop strangers in the street to get them to pose for you can be hard to come by. Once you’re over that initial hump, portrait and street photography is addictive – here are a few tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of the people you meet.

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